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Proven Faculty

For 200 years, USciences has augmented its academic instruction with the insights of subject matter experts. That tradition extends to USciences Online, where credentialed faculty bring their real-world field experience to the virtual classroom.

Kelsey Stuttgen Finn, PhD, Genomics

I love the online platform because it allows me to connect with students from different backgrounds, including both traditional and non-traditional students, who are often in different places.

Kelsey Stuttgen Finn, Genomics
USciences Online Faculty

Dr. Kelsey Stuttgen Finn, a geneticist, bioethicist, and researcher, is extremely passionate about teaching, and normalizing and embracing the uniqueness and diversity of the human condition. Her research interests include cancer genetics, family communication about genetic information, pediatric genetic ethics, and ethical, legal, and social implications of genetics and genomics.

Mark Nestor, EdD, Health Informatics

It’s such an exciting time for the health informatics field, as we’re seeing the Internet of Things and smart devices positively impact patients’ lives. I’m looking forward to helping students learn about how we got here and what’s next.

Mark Nestor, EdD, Health Informatics
USciences Online Faculty

In 2018, Dr. Mark Nestor led the development of the USciences Certificate Program in Health Informatics. His instruction is informed by his experiences as Chief Information Officer (CIO) for the Medical Center Campus at Miami Dade College, where he founded the Institute for Health Informatics. Dr. Nestor is currently CIO at USciences.

Natasha Webster, PhD, MSHSA, MHA, CA, Health Administration

I enjoy helping working professionals explore the opportunities, challenges, and rewards of a health administration career, whether they’re just starting or pursuing a leadership position.

Natasha Webster, PhD, MSHSA, MHA, CA, Health Administration
USciences Online Faculty

Professor Webster brings relevant experience from more than 20 years of working in government and higher educational institutions. She develops online health care management and organizational leadership courses and is a sought-after presenter on health administration at conferences worldwide.

 
Sheila Salvant-Valentine, JD, MD, MSHA, MJ, Health Administration

Evolving health care technologies and delivery systems bring new laws and ethics considerations. Understanding these fundamental elements is imperative for effective health administrators.

Sheila Salvant-Valentine, JD, MD, MSHA, MJ, Health Administration
USciences Online Faculty

USciences Online students benefit from the rare depth and breadth of Dr. Valentine’s healthcare experience. She practiced medicine as a primary care physician for 10 years before transitioning to public health law. Her many areas of expertise include regulations and ethics.

Maika Mitchell, PhD, Genomics

I enjoy sharing with the next wave of professionals all the lessons I’ve learned and my insights into the biomedical field. To me, that transference of experience is what teaching at this level is all about.

Maika Mitchell, PhD, Genomics
USciences Online Faculty

In a remarkable career spanning well over 20 years, Dr. Mitchell has developed and overseen clinical research labs in non-profit, for-profit, academic, and government settings. She’s a contributor to the National Center for Biotechnology Information SNP database and an established scientific textbook author.